Skinny Jeans Not Slim Enough for Your Man? Try Meggings. Yep, Leggings for Guys

When a slim-cut won't cut it, some guys are reaching for ... leggings

When it comes to men’s trouser trends, we have to say we were quite pleased when those uber-baggy, droopy, show-your-boxers jeans were replaced with a nice slim-cut model.

When guys started trading those in for super skinny jeans, well, we admit the look is fine if you’re a member of One Direction or a downtown hipster. But leggings for dudes? We draw the line.

Of course, Meggings Man Clothing hopes you disagree.

The New York Daily News reports the Chicago company is selling leggings made for men. The 93 percent polyester, 7 percent Spandex styles are available in basic shades of black, navy, royal blue, maroon and orange, plus metallics like gold and silver, as well as patterns including the American flag, polka dots, camo and checkerboard.

“We saw a real demand for an easy, wearable spandex pant for guys to incorporate into their everyday wardrobes,” owners Adam Freck and Andrew Volk tell the newspaper via email. “These are absolutely intended to be worn in public.”


The meggings, priced between $29.95 and $39.95, feature faux flies, wide waist bands and panels at the hips to fit the male body, the Daily News notes, adding that the brand recommends wearing them with a T-shirt, tank, jacket or hoodie with big boots or vintage sneakers.

Note to men (and women, too, for that matter): Leggings are not pants. Ever.

“These days, you see skinny jeans on guys everywhere, and meggings are clearly the next step in that direction,” Freck and Volk tell the newspaper.

Listen, guys, unless you’re heading out for a winter run, we beg of you, just say no to meggings. Leave them to Justin Bieber. Actually, even the Biebs should abstain. Suddenly those way big baggy jeans seem ready for a comeback.

Lesley Kennedy writes for Follow ShopAtHome on Twitter @shopathome and Lesley on Google+.

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